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Watch the Royal Enfield Himalayan... in the Himalayas, Prices Announced

Royal Enfield introduced their all-new Himalayan adventure machine recently and also revealed the price for the Indian market. The price for the base version is an incredible $2,300, which would translate to under €2,100, but we all know that there's absolutely no way this bike can make it in the western markets at comparable prices.
Royal Enfield Himalayan in the Himalayas 1 photo
Still, we have no news as to whether the Himalayan will take this trip to Europe and North America. Even though the machine may seem underpowered, especially when compared to dual-sport bikes with a similar displacement, this Royal Enfield could still be an exceptional beginner or commuter motorcycle that can go places.

With a claimed peak power of just under 25 hp at 6,500 rpm and a peak torque of 32 Nm (23.8 lb-ft) at 4,500 revs per minute, the Royal Enfield Himalayan is hard to impress. Still, these figures might be exactly what a beginner or a returning rider is looking for.

Of course, when it comes to the European markets, compliance with the Euro 4 emission standard is a must. We recently found out that some of the iconic motorcycles such as the Yamaha XJR1300 or SR400 may not have a future in Europe exactly because of this Euro 4 thing. No news arrived as to the emission standards for the Royal Enfield Himalayan, so maybe there's still hope. Just maybe.

Other features that may be strong selling points are the 10,000 km (6,200 miles) oil change intervals, its light weight, and the enduro-approved 21" front wheel. All the info from India indicates that the model will be a huge hit for Royal Enfield, but we're not sure how the model will fare in international markets. Time will certainly tell.

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